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nevada, big harry reid's home state, the senate leader, big union vote, big hispanic vote there. if he gets those three things, barack obama gets to 271 electoral votes and wins, tyler. >> but not any three of those nine states? >> specifically those three. >> specifically those three. say it again, ohio, nevada -- >> ohio, wisconsin, nevada. if barack obama gets those three, can win every other swing state -- >> do the polls tell us that he is ahead in those three? >> yes. >> they do? >> he is ahead in all three. in fact of the nine swing states, tyler, mitt romney has a clear lead only in the state of north carolina. he is even with president obama in florida and many strategists in both parties believe florida will go to mitt romney but he has got to get a lot more than that. >> john harwood, thank you very much. as john outlined it is very difficult for either candidate, frankly, to get to that magic 270 number without the state of ohio and here's video evidence from cleveland as to how important it is. both the romney and the biden campaign planes making stops at the cleveland hop
that stand to be the big winners. >>> plus, cnbc's rise above road trip continues. next stop, nevada. jane wells looking at how snaene majority leader harry reid's state is handlingle upcoming fiscal cliff. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... or you can get out there and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of tim and laura. it's amazing how appreciative people are when you tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of t
to disrupters.cnbc.com. >>> up next, our next stop is nevada, home of harry reid and home of the oldest profession. >> mustang ranch. >> why the folks at the mustang ranch are worry about the fiscal cliff. >>> and later former federal reserve chairman paul volcker speaks exclusively with "squawk box" about solving the fiscal cliff. >>> also at the top of the hour, former white house council economic provider greg mankiw. from currency trading for a few to a currency market for everyone. the potential of fxcm unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. >>> welcome back, everybody. secretary treasurer time dpiet nev geithner is going to be speaking today. majority leader eric cantor, house bunt committee chairman paul ryan and the chairman of the house is tax's ways and mean committee, also lunch with republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and nancy pelosi. he has a pretty full schedule today. >>> yesterday a number of high-profile corporate leaders met with president obama at the whit
need to win this election is nevada with it's six electoral votes. the polls close at 10:00 eastern time. jane has an update. >> reporter: actually i'm outside caesar's palace where they are filming "hangover 3". more than three quarters of the registered voters in nevada have already voted. most in early voting record. most are registered democrats. none louder than this man. >> i can't stand the idea of being put down by a president who doesn't understand by how the economy works? >> he does encourage workers to support policies that promote a friendly business and living environment and nevada is all about the jobs right now. the unemployment rate is 11.5% down from last year and the strip is coming back slowly and the state is finally attracting new business like spreadshirt out of boston. 20% of its business was in california. it has moved in next store. >> there was plepty of open space for us to choose from and a great labor pool. we have great employees that are anxious to work for us. we are grows at 100% and we hope to have 200 people here by next year. >> while they have
about these mlps, i am not. i think it's a buy. let's go to mark in nevada. mark. >> caller: hi, jim. how are you today? >> real good. how about you? >> caller: not bad, other than the 300-point loss. we're about 80 degrees out here. >> you have the edge on me. go ahead. >> caller: okay. well, question on two retail stocks i don't own. jcpenney and sears, they have a lot in common. i don't understand. penney's has had a good run up in share price. they both lose money. they both have negative short sales. and, my opinion, i think their business mounds are a little flat, but they do own part of the real estate. are they overvalued? and the big question is what would the share price be of each company if you just base it on the value of the real estate? >> you have to believe that retail is going to really come roaring back more than it has. i want to avoid both of them. i don't think hereto -- either one is what you need. let's stay away from both of those and stick with quality. let's go to thelma in north carolina. >> caller: hi, jim. how you doing? >> all right, thelma. how about y
. colorado at 8%. and we've got nevada 11.8%, that's one of the outliers. >> he has to go with vision and energy about what he can do in the future. and i think that's been lacking in the campaign. all the way back to the democratic convention and the speech which was disappointing, the first debate made him really think about what sort of president he would be for the next four years, never mind the last four. i think he's struggling to put that vision out there and bring that energy and drive that was so important in 2008. >> a criticism about romney is that he hasn't really put out their plans. >> and you think that's just american politics. you have to put out broad idea and concepts. but he's a businessman. he has a good track record of success in business. he has a vice president who is very interested and focused on these issues around how you can get american debt down and run the economy more efficiently. and i think that might make a difference on the day. >> is obama loses some of the races that were very excited about the prospects of having a black or mixed race president
about phoenix or nevada, that may be true. >> sales are improving. starts bottomed, construction industry is hiring more people. we're a long way from where we were in 2006 but there's definite signs of bottom coming off the market. >> i don't see it yet. >> the fed chairman said we weren't out of the woods. we'll leave that debate where it is for a moment. rick san tell sli in chicago. >>> thank you very much. if you look at intraday of 10s, we're only a basis point under unchanged but well off our high yields of the day. a lot of this is israel. might not be affecting oil but it is most definitely affecting traders and safe harbor trades. looking at august chart, can you clearly see where two-month low yields on the verge of maybe three. same could be said for the 30-year long bond. now let's switch gears a bit. when it comes to what's going on in the marketplace, maybe we better pay a whole lot of attention to what's going on with the dollar/yen. the dollar's rallied almost 2.5% just in the last two days. you could clearly see these are the best levels in the dollar since apri
the president of the united states is leading in swing states like ohio, new hampshire, colorado, iowa, nevada, wisconsin, all those are critical. mitt romney's only leading in two of the swing states, we're talking about florida with 29 electoral votes, and north carolina with 15. you add those together to the base states that mitt romney has. that only makes 235 electoral votes. president obama with 303. that doesn't mean mitt romney cannot win. he's very close in some other states. in colorado, for example, in new hampshire, he -- but he's going to have to make up a lot of ground in a lot of places to get there and the last swing state polls we showed showed six. point lead in ohio. two-point lead for the president in florida. one-point lead in virginia. big hill for mitt romney to claim clitomorrow night. >>> let's go to the finance.yahoo.com poll. the aftermath from sandy. do you think the pace of the recovery will help or hurt either candidate? go to vote at finance.yahoo.com. josh, do you think at this point the voters especially in our north carolina of the woods will use this storm as
. give everything else to mitt romney. florida, nu/"carolina, virginia, iowa, colorado, nevada -- which is tough for romney. we get to 269-269. then it goes to congress. the house of representatives picks the president. we have a republican house and will have one after this election. that means mitt romney assuming no elector defects to one side or the other. the house of representatives would elect mitt romney president. but the senate elects the vice president. that means joe biden could serve with mitt romney. crazy and i don't expect it to happen. but not beyond the realm of possibility. >> you have biden in cleveland, romney there, too. is that a lack of confidence in ohio? >> i think that suggests a determination not to relax on the final day. the president will do media interviews from home in chicago. mitt romney is out on the stump. i think so is paul ryan for that matter. joe biden is ensuring the democrats aren't leaving anything set in ohio unanswered. >> john, thanks so much. going to be a long night. we'll look forward to your reports throughout the evening. history shows
are investors taking a gamble in nevada? >> there's not a lot of confidence out there now. rise above road trip, continuing coverage throughout the day on cnbc. >> welcome back to "squawk on the street," as we count down to the breaking news due out at the top of the hour, impending home sales are down. the price target now stands at 16 bucks a share, they are optimistic as we come to the january launch of blackberry. don't take into account the positive tail wind that blackberry will have. we have had a number of analysts out there recently who have raised their price targets as well as estimates and ratings. >> okay, let's get some breaking news now, on home stats. >> good morning, simon, we're here outside bankruptcy court in white plains new york for the latest in the saga of the hostess bankruptcy. liquidation, now the courtroom is reconvening to hear arguments about whether some 19 hostess executives should be getting a retention payout of $1.75 million, these so called bankruptcy bonuses. the interest is not necessarily the amount of the payoff going to the executives, but the fact that
year but probably safely in the obama camp. the one place you might want to look here, nevada, florida, north carolina and virginia. those are all potentially in play because they had some improvement in the unemployment rate and if that had not been there, they might have been for romney. i would like to give you a definitive answer. you have the level of unemployment and you have the change. that's what makes this a horse race, simon. >> it's fascinating to see that the way you slice and dice going into the election whether it's turnout or amazing. steve, thank you very much. as the race for the presidency enters its final lap, what about concerns of small businesses? we'll put them on the television next going straight to the source and sitting down with co-founder and co-ceo of warby parker. they make glasses online and they'll open the first store in manhattan very soon. see what they have to say. interesting take. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores
and made sense he would go up and buy up single family homes. he'd do it in florida, arizona, nevada, that was the argument. >> i think the mortgage market has to come back for the residential end user but i'd buy some land divisions, lot developments that will make sense over the next couple of years. >> behind the curtain of the commercial business. >> steven and i were talking a minute ago about retailers and e-commerce and we see a big impact from e-commerce when we buy a shopping center, we have to pay attention to our cost basis so that retailers who come in and occupy that space will have the ability to compete against e-commerce and do well and protect their profit margins so we're seeing retailers absorb. >> can they get there? >> they can. >> because they'll always have that nut. >> it depends what retailers. >> and the internet price is going to pivot off the bricks and mortar price. >> it depends what retailers. some soft goods. you look at the auto parts retailers and the dollar stores, those are neighborhood locations that just cannot be replicated via e-commerce so som
ohio, wisconsin, nevada, that mitt romney cannot get to 270 electoral votes without taking a very, very unlikely state away. so this is a very important place, just as ohio is important to president obama, and the closing argument that mitt romney is making is the one that has been his go-to for the entire year, which is look at the record, look at what barack obama said he was going to do, look at what he's done while the president is trying to make a recovery case, we're on the right track, the mitt romney argument is we haven't gotten where we need to go and he's going to be making that all weekend. >> people on the floor trying to look at the effect of the storm and the recovery on tuesday. is it possible that because in the northeast states that are normally blue, have lower turnout, the president actually does win on the electoral vote but the governor wins on the popular vote? >> reporter: that is possible. it's very -- you have to say it's very unlikely by looking at history at how few times that's happened. but we have an extremely close popular vote race to judge by the nation
and keep on going. in nevada they made up 40% of october sales up from 34% a year ago. that according to lps home price index. now bank of america alone has done over 100,000 short sales so far this year. and i spoke to a rep there who says they are well aware of the potential looming tax risks as are their customers. they say they would love to ramp up short sales but they're already doing them as fast as they can. i ask what happens if the tax relief is not extended? the source told me i would expect we start to get more customers saying i've talked to my tax adviser and i'm going to opt out of that short sale and we'll just take it to foreclosure. and, carl, that is exactly not what we want to hear as this housing recovery is really just gaining steam. >> wow. in your opinion diana would we start to see that, the impact in sales of existing and starting in january? >> well, starting in january you would start to see those short sales go away and that would mean more homes would go to foreclosure. short sales have really been saving this market keeping people out of foreclosure and
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